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    Tehran says Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the ‘genocidal taunts’ of US president Donald Trump will not ‘end Iran’, as tensions spike between the...

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    Traumatised by conflict, animals find haven in Jordan

    Agence France-Presse . Jerash | Updated at 02:09pm on May 20, 2019

    For more than a year after being moved to a Jordanian wildlife reserve from war-hit Syria, two bears, Loz and Sukkar, would cower whenever planes...

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    Iran dismisses possibility of conflict, says does not want war

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    Iran’s top diplomat dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region at a time of escalating confrontation with the United States, saying Tehran did...

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    Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 02:02pm on May 19, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the...

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    Iran FM discounts prospect of war with US

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Iran’s foreign minister Saturday discounted the prospect of a new war in the region because Tehran opposed it and no party was under the ‘illusion’...

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    Amid lull in air strikes, rebels reinforce NW Syria frontlines

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Air strikes stopped in northwest Syria over the past 12 hours, rescuers said on Saturday, as Turkey-backed rebels arrived at the fronts to help fight...

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    Facebook bans Israeli firm over polls posts

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:21am on May 18, 2019

    Facebook, facing criticism for enabling disruption of elections worldwide, said it was taking down hundreds of accounts linked to an Israeli political consultancy.The social media...

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    Israeli charged for spitting at Polish envoy

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    A Tel Aviv court on Thursday charged a 65-year-old Israeli man for allegedly spitting at the Polish ambassador, the police said, amid heightened diplomatic tensions...

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    Trump does not want war with Iran

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    US president Donald Trump has told his top advisers he does not want to get the United States involved in a war with Iran, three...

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    Iran accuses US of ‘unacceptable’ escalation in tensions

    Agence-France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2019

    Iran Thursday accused the United States of an ‘unacceptable’ escalation of tensions and said Tehran was showing ‘maximum restraint’ despite Washington’s withdrawal from a nuclear...